Republican Congressman Keeps Up Theme That Rapes Result In Few Pregnancies
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland continued the Republican theme that rapes don’t often result in pregnancy at a town hall.
“There’s 20,000 pregnancies every year from rape,” a member of the audience responded.
“Yeah, and how many abortions? In the millions,” said Bartlett.
“That’s 20,000 rapes. That’s 20,000 people who are violated,” another member of the audience said.
“Yeah, I know, I know. But in terms of the percentage of pregnancies, percentage of abortions for rape as compared to overall abortions, it’s a tiny, tiny percentage,” Bartlett said.
“And incest is quite high too, believe me. In Appalachia we saw incest on a daily basic,” the member of the audience responded.
“Oh yeah, but again, it’s a tragedy for the family and the person, but in terms of actual numbers it’s a pretty small percentage of the total number,” Bartlett said again.
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